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401 Cider Company – Dry

401 Cider Company – Dry

Cider Profile:

Name: 401 Brewery – Dry Cider
Sampled January 2019

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, sugar, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Limited – at retail store and online
Colour: Golden- 
yellow, clear
Small, frequently streaming bubbles.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong musty apple with sweet notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Quickly dry with semi-acidic tones. Starts with some semi-sweet apple flavour. Some musty notes from fermentation.
After Taste: Becomes slightly more acidic with more sour notes as sweetness dissipates. Has a tangy finish.
On ice: Thins out the overall taste.

Additional Notes:  A standard, classic apple cider, done very well.  Think “better then average” in all elements listed below, the 401 Dry Cider has a very full-flavoured, sweet apple taste that has some mustiness and is pretty crisp. A lot of aspects that work very well together, complimenting and contrasting.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pommies Original Cider
More Sour – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Artisanal Cider
More Dry – Spirit Treet – Draught Cider
More Crisp – Brickworks – Queen Street 501

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